A sea of greenery…a paradise of produce…a waterway of immense pleasure and opportunity… trails on the forefront of outdoor captivation and retreat…These are just some of the snapshots of life which can be easily created in Windsor Essex Pelee Island.
Comprising over 400,000 citizens, our region strikes a balance between the progressive pulse of a mid-sized city and the ability to escape to the serene beauty of our county, encompassing our signature: One Region...Countless Stories!
Let us show you our heritage side as you learn about the days of prohibition at the Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre on the Rum Runners tour. Or, immerse yourself in the historic significance of Mackenzie Hall in Olde Sandwich Town, the Underground Railroad at Amherstburg’s North American Black Historical Museum and the trenches and barracks of the War of 1812 at Fort Malden. Indulge your affinity for all things motorized, as you wander through Windsor’s rich history as the birthplace of the automotive industry in Canada.
Our region, the southernmost in Canada, is bursting with a unique balminess throughout the summer and an exceptional mildness in winter. That unexpected climate offers home to a surprising variety of flora and fauna native only to this area. We’re positioned on the same latitude as the Tuscany region in Italy and Northern California’s Napa Valley, providing vintners with the perfect growing season and yielding some of the world’s finest wines along the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC). We invite you to sample that perfection at any of our wineries – now nearly 20 strong!
Outdoor enthusiasts of every persuasion enjoy world-class bird-watching at Point Pelee National Park, spectacular eco-tourism adventures along foot and bike pathways and the divine seasonal scents of surrounding green pastures, meadows, parkland and 22 spectacular golf courses.
Windsor’s riverfront parks, located on the banks of the historic Detroit River, stretch over 8 kilometers (or 5 miles) and offer a panorama of enticing vista points. The Peace Fountain at Coventry Gardens boasts myriad light and water-spray patterns, and the Windsor Sculpture Park is a unique outdoor ”museum without walls.” Off in the distance is the 84-year-old Ambassador Bridge, North America’s
busiest border-crossing, connecting Windsor to our northerly neighbours, Detroit, Michigan.
Moving further inland, an incredible variety of dining options await, many accentuating the notion of buying and eating local. The nightlife is scintillating in ambience, eclectic music notes and social exchanges. Caesars Windsor brings Las Vegas to the region with spectacular concerts, restaurants, high-end luxury accommodations and a 24/7 casino which knows how to exhilarate visitors and gaming aficionados alike.